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CollectionsYour library (1,039), Favorites (40), Audible downloads (164), Audiobooks (129), ePub (8), Kindle (32), Library downloads (82), LibraryBIN downloads (9), Permanent collection (54), Teaching Company (34), All collections (1,039)

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Tagsnonfiction (794), fiction (204), memoir (151), history (131), psychology (82), contemporary fiction (78), reference (76), American history (76), biography (75), classics (73) — see all tags

MediaNot set (4), Book (1,021), Paper Book (869), Audiobook (132), Ebook (4), Sound Recording (1), CD sound recording (1), Video Recording (1), DVD (1), Other (1), Software (1)

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About meFor me, quality time is spent sipping coffee and reading either on my patio when the weather is agreeable, or in my wing-back chair in front of the fireplace when it is not. I love to browse through local bookstores or wander around one of the university libraries in several nearby communities.

I also enjoy cross-stitch, bicycling, taking classes on my computer, puttering in my kitchen, spending time with my kitties, going to festivals with my hubby of 25 years : )

About my libraryI'm limiting my listings here (with the exception of the reference books I use more often than others) to books I've already read. Since I own several Kindles (a wonderful addition when you're short on shelf space!) I've added numerous titles to my library within the past 5 years ... Although the books I have read are pretty much an accurate take on my interests and hobbies, I also like to mix it up occasionally by reading a book that I wouldn't have selected at first glance...I 'found' many gems this way!

Although I occasionally read fiction I tend to gravitate toward biographies or history-related topics. I 'just say no' to horror, sci-fi, and harlequin-style romance novels. I might read an occasional mystery if it has an animal as the main character :)

My initial goal was to read 1000 books by the time I retired, and I made that goal a few weeks after I retired. My next goal is to hit 1100 by the end of 2018. We'll see...

Because my husband (username paxtonville) and daughter (GraysieGirl) also own hundreds of books, I have either borrowed, given away or traded many of these listed. I also regularly borrow books from nearby libraries. I am attempting to tag the origin of each book in case I decide to go back to it later. There are a handful of exceptional books that I wholeheartedly recommend and I have tagged them as such (i.e."recommended").

GroupsAudiobooks, Cats, books, life is good., The Prizes, TinyCat

Favorite authorsRita Mae Brown, Bill Bryson, Fannie Flagg (Shared favorites)



Real nameJody Troup


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Member sinceJan 14, 2006

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